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  • On May 9, 2022
    Randy from OK Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My daughters and mom are going to Magic Kingdom on May 15 and just found out that it closes early (4:30pm) on that day. They just got the regular park tickets. Will their ticket be converted to a park hopper so they can go to another park that evening?

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Randy. Thanks for stopping by with your question. 

    I did take a look at the calendar for Magic Kingdom Park and can confirm that it is indeed closing at 4:30 p.m. on May 15th. The early closure is for Cast Member Service Celebrations that were originally supposed to take place in 2020 and 2021 but were postponed because of the circumstances. This was announced a few months back and has been in place on the theme park hours calendar. It's a truly special event just for the people who make Walt Disney World the Most Magical Place On Earth!

    If your family would like, they are still more than welcome to enjoy Magic Kingdom Park all day up until 4:30 p.m. If they would rather, however, they could always change their park pass reservations to another theme park that has hours later in the night. On that day EPCOT closes at 9:00 p.m., Disney's Hollywood Studios closes at 9:00 p.m. and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park closes at 8:00 p.m. Another option for them would be to upgrade their park tickets to a park hopper so they could still enjoy Magic Kingdom Park in the morning and then another theme park later in the day. However, your daughter's tickets won't automatically be converted into park hopper tickets. They would need to have them upgraded and pay the difference. 

    If they do decide to park hop, those hours now start at 2:00 p.m. and last until each park closes in the evening. They'll need to scan into the theme park with the park pass reservation first before continuing on to other parks later in the day. However, it is not necessary or even possible to make multiple park pass reservations for one day - just that initial one will do. 

    I hope your family enjoys the day at Walt Disney World, whatever they end up deciding, Randy. If you have any other questions about this or anything else, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm here to help. 

    Have a great day!
    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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